News Digest December 23, 2012

  • The CloudTimes Year in Review – And 2013 Cloud Predictions

    2012 was very big year for social media, with many of the industry leaders gaining a much more solid and larger foothold in the market, as well as being more ingrained in the mainstream culture. Facebook in particular, has proven itself to be one of the most influential players and a fairly adaptable service […]

  • Powerful Disaster Plan and Business Continuity

    By Deney Dentel

    Disasters are unpredictable. They can strike at any time and cause irreparable damage. Its devastating effect has questioned the survivability of several business organizations. Studies reveal that more than 25% of companies are closed due to disasters and are never reopened.

    You must be aware that business continuity and data availability […]

  • The Future of Mobile Cloud Computing

    By Sue Poremba

    Use of cloud services at home, in the workplace and in large enterprises has steadily and significantly increased. Now we are seeing a similar trend with mobile devices and cloud technology. Mobile devices are already accessing a number of cloud services, such as Dropbox, and more third-party applications utilize cloud computing […]

  • Netflix Goes 100% With AWS by 2013

    In a recent customer conference of Amazon Web Services in Las Vegas, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that 95% of his firm’s storage and computation requirements are already being provided by AWS. According to him, by the end of 2013 Netflix will be 100% on Amazon Web Services and will be the largest company […]

  • Private Cloud For Dummies – Our Holiday Give Away

    Whether public, private, or hybrid, cloud computing is becoming an increasingly integral part of many companies’ business and technology strategy.

    Many companies want to be able to have pools of computing resources based on a self-service model where the company owns and operates those resources. With a private cloud model, these resources are standardized […]

  • Oracle Acquires DataRaker and Strengthens Big Data Analytics Capabilities

    Oracle announced an agreement to acquire DataRaker, an analysis platform in the cloud that allows service providers of electricity, gas and water utilities to realize huge amounts of data to optimize operational efficiency and improve the client experience.

    DataRaker develops solutions for analyzing energy consumption, electricity and gas, and water. These analyzes […]

  • Building an End-to-End Mobile Strategy

    Organizations have embraced mobility-first approaches, starting with their users and working back from devices to wireless strategies, network infrastructures and data centers. Successful initiatives require a framework and strategy to ensure that all the pieces work together to deliver the efficiencies and flexibilities that mobility promises. Awareness of the typical mobility implementation cycle can […]

  • Workday Exceeds Expectations Due to Cloud Computing Demand

    Renowned for its human resources software, Workday Inc. sales for the 3rd quarter were more than what the analysts had estimated. This is primarily because more firms took advantage of the Workday’s cloud computing offerings to effectively manage their employees. The projected sales for the 3rd quarter which ended in October 31 […]

  • Flickr Wants Its Throne Back

    Instagram is one of the few social-media oriented services that managed to really click these past few years. While other photo sharing sites are constantly being gobbled by larger companies and being dissolved, instagram remains strong and shows no sign of stopping, which is why it’s not surprising that everyone is now trying to […]

  • Startup in Focus: Alegion Introduces Enterprise Crowdsourcing

    Last November 20, 2012, the Amazon AWS re:Invent conference served as the launching pad for Alegion’s ground-breaking crowdsourcing platform, aiming to give large businesses the ability to integrate crowd-sourced manpower into their complex businesss processes, and promising to help large organizations reinvent how they accomplish their work.

    Defining Crowdsourcing

    The concept of crowdsourcing is […]

  • News Digest December 16, 2012
    Dell Announces Initiative to Boost the Growth of SMEsDell announced a renewed commitment to accelerate the growth of small and medium enterprises with scalable technology solutions, resources for entrepreneurs, and a new partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative designed for the next generation of entrepreneurs at Dell World 2012.

    The rapidly […]

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